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How social media transformed the image of a drowned Syrian child into an iconic symbol
The world's paying attention now.
Jazeera to appeal 'grotesque' verdict to jail journalists
Al-Jazeera vowed Saturday to appeal an Egyptian court verdict to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison, calling it a "deliberate attack on press freedom".
Ominous signs en route to a unique school for girls in Afghanistan
Filmmaker Beth Murphy's latest visit to the school this month was different than previous ones.
Up to 50 migrants found dead in a truck on an Austrian highway
The latest tragedy in the refugee crisis.
Indonesia still grapples with the ghosts of communism
Decades after a brutal political massacre, 'communist' remains a wounding slur.
Refugees in Germany meet some of the kindest volunteers, and angriest arsonists
Germany says this year it's receiving the largest migrant influx in the country’s postwar history. The reactions couldn't be more extreme.
Refugees or migrants? The distinction is important and often misunderstood
The movement of people leaving their countries is becoming a civil rights issue where mobility, not semantics, matters.
Why it’s so hard to move on from what happened at Rabaa
Fear stops many Egyptians from talking about it today. But one year ago, the pain was still very real.
There have been more transgender murders reported in 2015 than ever before
Among the milestones for transgender people this year is a sad one: At least 13 trans women have been killed in the US.
Hungary thinks this giant border fence is the answer to Europe’s refugee crisis
Donald Trump, take note.
HRW urges probe into alleged ill-treatment of Gaddafi son
An undated video reportedly shows prison guards beating Saadi Gaddafi and other inmates.
A photographer’s murder has Mexico’s journalists furious and afraid
Photographer Ruben Espinosa, activist Nadia Vera and three other women were found in a Mexico City apartment tied up, beaten and shot in the head.
Indonesian foundation defends awarding Kim Jong-Un peace prize
Foundation officials say the allegations about human rights abuses in North Korea are untrue.
Angelina Jolie, patron of Myanmar refugees, shakes hands with general who once tormented them
How times have changed.
Mexico just issued a ‘gender alert’ to stop the rampant killing of women
The United Nations has called the murders a 'pandemic.'
There's feces-covered cilantro in your guacamole because of labor abuses in Mexico
The FDA ban isn't just a contamination alert. It's a rare window into the labor that brings produce from the farm to our tables.
Kenya's anti-terror police are inflicting terror of their own
President Obama's visit spotlighted abuses against Muslims.
Brazil will use drones to fight slave labor in rural areas
The aerial inspections will start in Rio and quickly expand to other regions.
Why witches are still being beheaded in India
Thousands of women have been killed over the last decade and a half.
China just gave Ai Weiwei his passport back
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and dissident, has been banned from traveling abroad since 2011.
In West Bank, Palestinians 'are just waiting for the bulldozers'
The residents of Susiya expect their homes to be razed any day now.
Watch Angela Merkel destroy the asylum dreams of a crying Palestinian teenager — on TV
Germany 'just can't manage.'
A Mexican judge wants to allow same-sex couples to adopt children nationwide
Mexico's Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality across the country. Now it could go a step further.
Malala turns 18, opens school for Syrian girls
'Syrian children are suffering the most, being refugees for more than four years, deprived of education,' Malala told reporters.
US psychology group colluded with govt 'torture' program: report
The American Psychology Association has been accused of colluding with the Pentagon and the CIA to devise ethical guidelines to support post-9/11 interrogation techniques.
Russia vetoes UN draft resolution on Srebrenica 'genocide'
Britain had put forward the text, hoping the Security Council would formally recognize Europe's worst atrocity since World War II.
Mexico 'a death trap for migrants' one year after new border program launched
Though last year's influx of Central American migrants spawned reform, migrants remain easy prey.
In Africa, being gay makes you a target for extortion
Bribery and extortion are common, including at the hands of police.
Abuse of Congo's LGBT community puts US Supreme Court ruling in perspective (PHOTOS)
The Democratic Republic of the Congo denies LGBTs their basic human rights.
Meet an Italian nun who's been helping sex trafficking victims for 20 years
Sister Rita Giaretta gives shelter and comfort to migrant women fleeing sexual abuse.
Migrants are being abused in Australia's detention centers. Now it's illegal to talk about it
Dozens of current and former detention center workers, including doctors, nurses, teachers, and social workers, have already defied the new law. And many are prepared to join them.